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Open Water. Start your Adventure!

The Open Water Diver Program (“OW” as the pros say)

at Fins Up Scuba is where most people start their scuba diving adventures! 


We Need...

1) First & Last Name

2) Email Address,

3) Date of Birth

For ALL Students!!

The program is divided into four key parts: 

  1. Self-Study

  2. The Classroom

  3. The Pool Dives

  4. The Open Water Dives 

Self-Study (Homework)

When you sign up for your class with us you will receive a Digital Training Kit. You will be able to do your knowledge development on your phone, digital device, or computer. Each has its own advantages but whichever way you choose (you can use all of them), we will be there to answer your questions as they come up! However you learn best, it is a good idea to budget about 10-15 hours of self-study. 

The Classroom

Classroom takes on average of around four hours. We will talk about key concepts and it will give you plenty of time to ask your instructors questions. When you are comfortable with the material we will administer the final exam.

The Pool Dives

There are several confined water dive sessions all done in the same day. Each has building skills to teach you how to be a comfortable and safe diver. We at Fins Up Scuba believe that good diving habits start at the beginning of your training so we will give you lots of swim time with our small classes and great student to instructor ratios. 

The Open Water Dives

There are four open water dives required to complete the open water certification and they must be done over at least a two day period. We like to think of these dives as the continuing practice from the pool. Besides some basic navigation skills, all the skills that you will do in the open water you already mastered in the pool! We conduct the dives locally at Lake Pleasant but can make other arrangements as necessary. 

*Here is a sample schedule so you can plan for your time commitment.*

Class and Pool Weekend...

Saturday 8a – 12p. Shop, Suite #115. Corrective Sessions, Exam (if not done ahead of time), Equipment Assemblies, Rental Check Out. You will take all your rental equipment and bring it to the pool.

Sunday 8a- 4p. Pool is at a Scottsdale Aquatics Center. Please bring ALL equipment, water, snacks, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, etc... Everything you need for a day in the Arizona sun (or rain). We will take a short lunch break but there isn't anything close and we are on a time schedule so packing lunch is your best option.

Equipment Return will be Sunday Directly following the pool. THIS IS NOT OPTIONAL. Please make sure you have rinsed the equipment off at the pool!


Lake Weekend...

Friday 11a-5:30p (it should only take a few minutes). Shop. Pick Up Rental For The Lake.

Saturday 8a- Noon. Lake Pleasant. Dives 1 & 2.

Sunday 8a- Noon. Lake Pleasant. Dives 3 & 4.

Monday 11a- 5:30p (it should only take a few minutes). Shop. Rental Return. Please make sure you have rinsed the equipment!

** Though it is not our main focus, we do offer some private instruction. If you are interested in private scuba lessons, local or in any destination, please contact the shop and ask for Chris.

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